[3dem] Sad news about Ken Downing

Andreas Engel ahe13 at case.edu
Mon Aug 6 06:31:12 PDT 2018

Dear friends and EM specialists,
Ken had so many creative ideas and produced most insightful contributions
to our field. He came to ETH Zurich as young postdoc
in the seventies. As I vaguely remember his task was to visualise DNA and
read off the sequence of specifically tagged bases.
As a  Fourier optics wizard he had a visionary idea for determining the
position of heavy atoms hooked to the DNA using the phase
information buried in axial bright field micrographs. At that time such
measurements had to be done on an optical bench...
Ken inspired us in many ways, not only as scientist but even more as a
great human being.
My deep condolences to Ken’s family and friends.
Andreas Engel

On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 7:58 AM Reinhard Rachel <
Reinhard.Rachel at biologie.uni-regensburg.de> wrote:

> -- my deep condolescence to his family, to his friends.
> I am very sad - he was such a wonderful person and scientist - will be
> greatly missed.
> Reinhard Rachel
> --
> Prof. Dr. Reinhard Rachel
> University of Regensburg
> Centre for EM / Anatomy
> Faculty of Biology & Preclin. Med.
> Universitaetsstrasse 31
> D-93053 Regensburg - Germany
> tel +49 941 943 -2837, -1720
> mail reinhard.rachel at biologie.uni-regensburg.de
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Andreas Engel, PhD

andreas.engel at unibas.ch
andreas.engel at bsse.ethz.ch
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